A Week In... Paris and Provence

Experience what makes southern France unforgettable including an adventure walk on the Pont du Gard, wine tasting, a tour and dinner at Moulin Castelas, and exploring chic Cannes, Nice, Provence, and Paris.

Tauck's enticing weeklong tour of southern France takes you from the turquoise shades of the Cote d'Azur to the pastel palette of Provence to glittering, romantic Paris. Visit trendy Cannes and Nice; explore historic Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and see firsthand what inspired van Gogh in St-Remy and Cezanne at Mont Ste-Victoire. Enjoy a tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles; a guided adventure walk on the Pont du Gard; a locally guided visit inside Palais des Papes; and a high-speed rail journey to Paris for a three-night stay highlighted by a guided tour of the Louvre and dinner at a popular restaurant. There's no better way to experience France's many charms in one week!

Wine tasting at a chateau, walking tour of Cannes, adventure walk on the Pont du Gard, tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas - an award-winning olive oil producer, guided visit to Palais des Papes in Avignon, high-speed TGV to Paris, guided tour of the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! Traveling along the back roads of Provence is a vivid contrast of lush forests, olive groves, deep valleys & ancient villages splashed with sepia tones
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Exclusive after-hours visit to the Louvre Museum on select departures! Tours of April 21, May 26, August 25, September 1 & 29 and October 6 will enjoy a private after-hours visit to the Louvre on the evening of Day 5 - without crowds!
  • A guided adventure walk on the Pont du Gard
  • Tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles
  • A guided tour of Musee du Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
  • Inside visit to the Palais des Papes in Avignon with a local guide
  • Wine tasting at a chateau near St-Remy-de-Provence
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 5 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

  • Call (201) 288-4330 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14485257

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1CannesArrive in Cannes on the Cote d'Azur

    Tour begins: 6:30 PM, JW Marriott Cannes. A transfer is included from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport to the JW Marriott Cannes. Join us for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner this evening at your contemporary luxury hotel on Cannes' celebrated Croisette boulevard facing the Bay of Cannes, on one of the most famous waterfronts on the French Riviera. Please join us tonight for a welcome reception and dinner at your seaside hotel.

    Lodging:JW Marriott Cannes

    Meals: D
    Day 2CannesCannes, a cruise to Nice & more

    A marvelous day in southern France begins with a walking tour of Cannes - a popular Mediterranean resort for more than a century, and home to the world-famous annual Cannes International Film Festival since 1946. Then head off on a cruise along the Riviera (weather permitting) to seaside Nice for an orientation walk through the old city that recalls the days when aristocrats and royals spent their winters here. Enjoy some free time to explore as you please before an afternoon visit to Musee Marc Chagall, a national museum spotlighting religious-inspired works by the Russian-born painter who made France his home. Return to your hotel in Cannes for an evening spent as you please.

    Lodging:JW Marriott Cannes

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3Saint-Remy-de-ProvenceArtistic Aix, a winery & van Gogh's St-Remy

    Imagine great artists like Paul Cezanne at work amidst the spectrum of colors found in Provence as you view Mont Ste-Victoire and join your local guide for a walking tour among the fountains, squares and medieval center of lovely Aix-en-Provence. After free time for lunch in Aix, visit Domaine de Valdition for an afternoon wine-tasting. Continue on to St-Remy-de-Provence, where Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh spent one year of his life at a monastery that served as an asylum; his stay here resulted in a period of creativity that produced 150 of his most beloved paintings including Starry Night, Wheat Field with Cypresses and Irises. You, however, will spend two nights in town at charming Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa.

    Lodging:Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa

    Meals: B, D
    Day 4ArlesLovely Arles, the Pont du Gard & olive oil

    No journey in southern France is complete without exploring the Provencal landscapes that inspired van Gogh, where olive groves, cypress trees, and flowers the colors of the rainbow greet you. Travel today to ancient Arles, exploring the historic Old Town noted for its narrow streets, medieval stonework and lingering evidence of its ancient Roman residents. Then take an adventurous guided walk on the famous Pont du Gard, an ingenious 2,000-year-old Roman aquaduct spanning the River Gardon, before visiting Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles; their product is a delight, as you'll discover on a tour of their orchards. Travel a short distance for a Provencal evening - enjoy a Provence-style dinner and a presentation of Provencal folklore.

    Lodging:Le Vallon de Valrugues & Spa

    Meals: B, D
    Day 5AvignonMedieval Avignon & the fast TGV Train to Paris

    Avignon has reigned as one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe since the 14th century when it was the capital of Christendom and the home of the popes. A guided visit inside the Palais des Papes with a local guide reveals the lifestyles of the pontiffs who reigned in Avignon for almost 70 years. Explore the walled city on your own, before boarding the high-speed TGV for Paris this afternoon. This evening, you're in for a culinary treat - dinner at Aux Lyonnais, the popular Alain Ducasse bistro in Paris.

    Lodging:Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

    Meals: B, D
    Day 6ParisBonjour la Cite... exploring the sights of Paris

    Today's orientation tour gives you a great overview of city landmarks and includes the Arc de Triomphe, Champs elysees, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and Cathedral of Notre Dame. Join us for lunch amidst great views of landmark sights, then explore Paris as you wish for the rest of the day and evening.

    Lodging:Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

    Meals: B, L
    Day 7ParisMusee du Louvre & a Farewell to Paris

    Tauck has arranged a guided tour this morning that takes you inside Musee du Louvre to see some of the world's most famous art masterpieces including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Spend the afternoon at leisure and join us for our farewell dinner tonight at a well-known brasserie, Les Ombres, with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower - and bid adieu to Paris with gourmet food and wine.

    Lodging:Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8ParisJourney home

    Tour ends: Paris. Fly home anytime. Your transfer is included from Sofitel Paris le Faubourg to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Orly Airport or a Paris train station. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/06/2019$5,190.00* (USD) / LimitedQuote
    Disclaimer
    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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